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BME undergraduate devices featured in local news

December 4, 2012

BME undergraduates proudly display their acclaimed invention - FastStitch.

BME undergraduates proudly display their acclaimed invention - FastStitch.

FastStitch – disposable suturing device

FastStitch, the disposable suturing device created to guide the placement of stitches to guard against the accidental puncture of internal organs, was featured in The Baltimore Sun in October 2012. The device was created by the BME undergraduate team Sohail Zahid, leader of the student team, Anvesh Annadanam, Luis Hererra, Haley Huang, Leslie Myint, Daniel Peng, Andy Tu, Stephen Van Kootyen, Dr. Hein Nguyen, assistant professor of surgery in the JHU School of Medicine, who served as the student's clinical advisor during the development of FastStitch, and Dr. Robert Allen, associate research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Read the full story in The Baltimore Sun

Additional Information

› Undergraduate FastStitch Team Wins Again


HemoGlobe – Hemoglobin screening device

Hemoglobe Screening DeviceHemoGlobe, the low cost, noninvasive "prick free" tool that transforms a cellphone into a hemoglobin screening device, was featured in The Baltimore Sun in November 2012. The device was created by the BME undergraduate team Guilherme Barros, George Chen, William Chen, Judy Doong, Noah Greenbaum, Phillip Oh, Justin Rubin, David Yin and Dr. Soumyadipta Acharya, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the project's Faculty Advisor and Principal Investigator.

Read the full story in The Baltimore Sun

Additional Information

› Undergraduate HemoGlobe Team Wins $250,000 Grant